122 years ago
Susanville residents met at the Rest Room on Main Street to discuss the possibilities of opening a sawmill just outside the city limits.
District Attorney Pardee headed the meeting and said businessmen from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and Klamath Falls, Oregon, wanted to build a mill that would provide nearly 75 jobs if the town donated the land.
72 years ago
Chief of Police W.O. Long got approval from the city council to purchase a new jail register to record the names of criminals.
Due to an increase in criminal activity, Long used 23 pages for 670 arrests since the start of the new year. In 1937 Long used only 13 pages for 380 arrests in the jail register.
47 years ago
Dorothy MacDonald, of Susanville, was named Cow Belle of the Year by the Lassen County Cow Belles.
Dorothy and her husband, Leslie, purchased the Pine Crest Ranch on Richmond Road in 1960. MacDonald was instrumental in organizing the Cow Belle unit for the county and became a charter member. She also served as first treasurer.
37 years ago
Lassen High School Homecoming Queen, Lisa Middleton, was crowned by varsity football player Kevin Honea. She was escorted by Russ Trapp during the half-time ceremonies. She is the daughter of Bob and Virginia Middleton, of Susanville.
32 years ago
Sheriff’s deputies arrested Lassen College students Christopher Hooten and Dennis Petitt, of Westwood, for allegedly beating a Concord man, robbing him of a key and then stealing his clothing and $300 from his motel room.
According to Sheriff Sergeant Galen Todd, the students met the man in a local bar and allegedly beat him with their fists and robbed him.
20 years ago
Concerned about local health, Lassen County would soon ask state toxicology experts to fully investigate the demolitions at Sierra Army Depot.
Spurred by local businessman Jack Pastor’s preliminary probe, the board voted to draft a letter to the Department of Toxic Substances Control. It would be written by a board subcommittee including supervisors Lloyd Keefer, Everd McCain and Pastor.
15 years ago
For those who thought California’s energy crisis was finished, Lassen Municipal Utility District general manager Evelene Twitchell had a message.
“We’re still in the middle of this energy crisis. There are some people who would say we’re at the end of it. I don’t believe we are. There is going to be so much proposed legislation as well as just new rulings coming from agencies that are going to affect this industry in the next several years,” she told the LMUD board at a meeting.
Due to the public desire to commemorate a local baseball legend, the Susanville City Council has officially named the ballpark at Memorial Park, “Frank Ernaga Field at Memorial Park.”
On Sept. 5 Lassen College athletic director Glen Yonan made a request of the Susanville City Council to name the ballpark in honor or Frank Ernaga for his dedication and support of all sports in Susanville.
At the Oct. 17 Susanville City Council meeting, the council unanimously voted in favor of the addition to the city, with his sons David and Jim Ernaga in attendance to support the action.